Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

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Vehicle: 2008 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring Convertible
3.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 6,213
Location: Kitchener, ON
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Follow-Up Review: 12,427 miles on tires
September 11, 2012
With a few more miles and months put on these tires, throughout the summer months which I'm sure they are intended more for... have to say I'm as equally unimpressed as first review. Front Tire cupping ( I'd lay that one of Nissan engineering) has stabilized during the warmer months, Still noisy at lower speeds, but I will say not as hazzardous to drive in feeling compared to the orig. Bridgestones at equal mileage.. Wear I put at a 7, but I am not impressed at all with the traction these tires get... They are ok at temps of 80-90°F, but even now with fall coming... 70°F they are breaking loose in corners more and more.
Initial Review: 6,213 miles on tires
April 22, 2012

This is my second set of tires on a car with a problematic (but manufacturer denied) problem for front tire cupping/feathering due to front end geometry/suspension alignment. Orig. bridgestone tires I was able to get 15500 miles before replacing and they were highly overdue with heavy front end rumble due to cupping, backs were also worm although true and required replacement. Differences I have found with these tires vs. the bridgestones... given I live in Ontario... these are useless under 45°F or cooler temps with wet roads. Maybe on a different car in temps that consistantly range 60°-??? you might get better wear... just haven't seen it on my Z, trying to milk late autumn / early spring rides which may have done more hard than good. Rear tires I should be able to get another year? or 6000 miles from, but am considering a whole new set of something else given my disappointment in how fast fronts have worn (with front end set to Man. specs)

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